From Melanie Devine, Acting Manager of the Emergency Preparedness Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG):
My esteemed north central Texas CERT colleagues,
It is with deep appreciation and respect that I send this email to each of you.
Our regional CERT leadership is known to be the best in the state, and once again you have all stepped up to prove it. We have been through some challenging times over the years, and each time our CERT programs have been there for our emergency management communities, groups, individuals impacted by devastating circumstances, and others in need.
I am grateful for your continued dedication, including the dissemination of important CERT information to your members (most recently coming at you during all times of the day and night with instructions changing by the minute).
As in any disaster, things did not always go in a way we might hope recently; however, our teams stood fast, responded to the calls, and made our State proud. Thank you for your part in the success of our north Texas relief efforts – your role was absolutely essential.